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June 26, 2012

Ahmed Shafiq
16:02 GMT

Ahmed Shafiq, who was beaten in the second round of Egypt's presidential elections by Islamist Mohammed Morsi, left Egypt on Tuesday with other members of his family.

12:42 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Turkish army will respond to any future violation of its border by the Syrian forces.

09:04 GMT

Mohamed Morsi, the new Egyptian president, has been working since Monday to form a government.

June 25, 2012

21:02 GMT

Sudanese Minister of Finance said Monday that the government would not reconsider its decision to phase out fuel subsidies. This decision triggered a wave of protests in Sudan which is already hit by high inflation.

14:26 GMT

The new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has called for strengthening relations between Iran and Egypt, severed for more than 30 years.

Syrian refugees
12:47 GMT

A general, two colonels, several officers and 33 soldiers have deserted the Syrian army and arrived in Turkey

09:46 GMT

Australia on Monday expanded its list of sanctions against Syria, announced the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Kevin Rudd

June 24, 2012

21:54 GMT

The Muslim Brotherhoods leader Mohamed Morsi said Sunday he would be the president of all Egyptians

15:57 GMT

After days of growing tensions, the official results of the Egyptian presidential election were announced Sunday afternoon.

07:35 GMT

At least 97 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday in the violent events in Syria where troops loyal to the regime have intensified their crackdown

June 23, 2012

18:48 GMT

Several hundreds of people took part in anti-government demonstrations in Khartoum Saturday

New PM Hijab
13:05 GMT

Syrian government forces shelled the town of Deir Ezzor in the east, killing 28 people in total, reported on Saturday Syrian NGOs.

June 22, 2012

18:05 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Syria had apologized to Turkey after shooting down on Friday of a Turkish fighter plane off its coast.

13:27 GMT

Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has criticized the publication of unofficial results of the presidential election

June 21, 2012

14:23 GMT

The Arab League on Thursday expressed the hope that the mandate of envoy Kofi Annan will be reinforced and in order to increase the pressure on Damascus